Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica

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Computer Reinstallation

  1. Install drivers in stable versions.
  2. Firewall/Anti-virus software。
  3. The latest ServicePack
  4. The latest DirectX(if needed)
  5. The latest Windows MediaPlayer(if needed)
  6. The latest Windows Messenger or MSN Messenger(if needed)
  7. Backup the system with GHOST(BASE)
  8. Activate Windows Update
  9. Office 2000/XP or Microsoft software
  10. Install Office ServicePack or repair by Office Update
  11. Non-Microsoft software
  12. Move your data back
  13. Backup the whole system by GHOST(FULL) 
The first backup (BASE) can be used in the future if you want to install software in the latest version. It's only needed for testing and experimentation purposes. Regular users can back up the system only once (FULL).